History December 12th

Discussion in 'History' started by JcMinJapan, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    1098 - 1st Crusaders capture and plunder Mara Syria

    1700 - Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar

    1787 - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution

    1791 - Bank of US opens

    1792 - In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

    1800 - Washington DC established as capital of US

    1822 - Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US

    1858 - 1st Canadian coins circulated (1›, 5›, 10› and 20›)

    1871 - Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum

    1878 - Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"

    1899 - George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee

    1913 - "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered

    1915 - 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau Germany

    1925 - Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo

    1931 - Japanese Govt of Imukai forms

    1955 - 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell

    1957 - US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

    1961 - Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

    1964 - Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

    1967 - US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit

    1970 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays

    1979 - Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe

    1980 - US's copyright law amended to include computer programs

    1985 - NASA launches space vehicle S-207

    1997 - Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris
     
  2. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    1893 Edward G. Robinson (actor) is born

    1915 Frank Sinatra (singer, actor) is born
     
  3. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    12 Dec 1901 Guglielmo Marconi makes the first transatlantic radio transmission from Cronwall in England to Newfoundland in the USA.